Mary Zaborowski age 98, of Gilman died of old age on
Monday, February 26, 2018 at The Home Place in
Stanley. A funeral mass will be held at 11AM at St. Peter &
Paul Catholic Church in Gilman with Father Madanu
Lourdu officiating. Burial following in Meadowbrook
Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until
time of service Monday at the Church.

The former Mary Gabrys was born January 18, 1920 in
Lublin, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Bert
and Anna (Kowalczyk) Gabrys. Following her mother's
death in 1944, she sold the farm and moved to Chicago
where she helped raise her younger siblings.

She married Leo (Buck) Zaborowski on April 16, 1945
officiated by Father Kalmon at the St Peter & Paul Catholic
Church in Gilman. The couple lived and worked in
Chicago until 1949 when they moved to Gilman.

Mary held a variety of jobs – Department head at Neiser's
Department Store in Chicago, assessor and treasurer for
Gilman, worked at Blue Moon Cheese Factory, Thorp, and
was head cook at Gilman schools, specializing in home
cooked meals. She cooked at a camp in Rhinelander and
was a Hospice volunteer. She found her volunteer hours
with hospice to be very rewarding. During the 1970's she
and her brother Alex attended classes and earned their
GED diplomas.

She was a member of St Peter & Paul Catholic Church,
member of the Rosary Society and Guild. Mary enjoyed
reading, fishing, grandchildren, outdoors, playing cards
and board games. The last two years of her life she
received excellent care from the unfailingly kind and
hardworking staff at the Home Place in Stanley. She spent
her last days peacefully, attended by the staff, her family
and the wonderful volunteers of HSHS St. Joseph's

She is survived by her daughter Karen (Fred) Stendel in
Jump River and son Chuck (Karen) Eau Claire. Four
grandchildren Eric (Dawn) Stendel Jump River, Angie Eau
Clarie and Dan (Laura) Menomonie). Erin (Joe) Hattamer,
Marshfield. Two great grandchildren, Amelia and Leo
Hattamer, sister Lottie Rogers, Dyer, Indiana and Ann
Casper (Harold) Kirksville, MO and many nieces and

She is preceded in death by her husband Leo (Buck)
1979, her parents, three sisters; Lucille, Katherine,
Victoria and four brothers, Frank, John, Alex and Stanley.